What is the Moon?

What is the Moon?

What is the Moon?
Katie Daynes

Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781474948210

What shape is the Moon? Has anyone been to the Moon? What's the Moon made of? Curious little ones can blast off into the night sky to take a closer look in this fascinating book, with flaps to lift, simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in 1969.

Librarian's Book choice

A 'Life-the-flap' very first questions and answers book, this charming book tells very young children facts about the moon. The book is posed through questions such as 'What is the moon?', 'What shape is the moon?', with the answers written under the flaps, all of which are related to the question or the answer.

The pictures support the questions and the 'lift the flaps' would keep children involved in finding out the answers to the questions. The book introduces subject-specific terminology - 'crescent moon' for example - in a way that makes it accessible to very young readers.

This is a great book to have in nurseries or settings for young children, where it can be shared with an adult or used to prompt discussion with other children. It would also be a lovely book to share with children who are curious about the world around them.

12 pages / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse, teacher


What is the Moon?4/5

What is the Moon?

Katie Daynes


What is the Moon? has been published to coincide with and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Perfect for little minds with big questions, this book does very well in sharing scientific knowledge about the moon which is easy to understand and decipher.

The lay out of the text is very child friendly and made even more appealing to young readers with the use of lift-the-flap pages. The flaps are used to answer the questions posed and the illustrations fully support the text by giving a pictorial representation of the information. Questions around what the moon is made of, the shapes of the moon and many more and covered and you feel that these have been taken from the mouths of children as you read through the book.

I certainly feel that this text is a very useful resource for younger child settings and for any parent who finds their child posing questions about the moon. Usborne have once again come up trumps with an entertaining yet factual text which helps develop a child's understanding of the world in a seamless way.

12 pages / Ages 3+ / Reviewed by Kyle Matravers, teacher

Reviewed by: Kyle Matravers